The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 108 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 11 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.57% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 15
Average salary £33,000 £35,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% -17.05%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +8.64%
Performance Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1520 1402 1428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.26% 81.75% 78.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1206 1085 1151
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 5 £33,000 +10.00%
Chester - 5 £43,250 -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 28 (71.79%) Test Scripting
3 23 (58.97%) QA
4 18 (46.15%) ISEB
5 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (43.59%) Windows
6 14 (35.90%) Finance
7 13 (33.33%) Java
7 13 (33.33%) .NET
7 13 (33.33%) Release Management
8 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
9 10 (25.64%) HTTP
10 8 (20.51%) HP UFT
10 8 (20.51%) Line Management
10 8 (20.51%) MSTest
10 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (17.95%) Ruby
11 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
11 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
11 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.95%) JUnit
12 6 (15.38%) J2EE
12 6 (15.38%) Oracle
12 6 (15.38%) ODBC
12 6 (15.38%) UNIX
12 6 (15.38%) VB
12 6 (15.38%) C

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Apache
1 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 3 (7.69%) Jetty
1 3 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
1 3 (7.69%) Route 53
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Network Security
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.51%) MSTest
2 8 (20.51%) HP UFT
3 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) JUnit
4 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.26%) JMeter
5 4 (10.26%) Selenium
6 3 (7.69%) Maven
6 3 (7.69%) Hudson
6 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.13%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
1 19 (48.72%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
3 8 (20.51%) QA Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Test Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Software Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) QA Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Test Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
7 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Leader
8 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) J2EE
2 6 (15.38%) ODBC
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) Servlets
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Test Scripting
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Release Management
4 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
6 8 (20.51%) Line Management
7 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) System Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Validation
10 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 3 (7.69%) Stress Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 3 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
10 3 (7.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) Ruby
4 6 (15.38%) VB
4 6 (15.38%) C
4 6 (15.38%) C++
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) Groovy
7 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (58.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
1 6 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) RightScale
4 1 (2.56%) Teradata